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Madeleine McCann: Our Maddie, A ‘Friend Says’ And The Handymen

by | 28th, October 2013

MADELEINE  McCann: Anorak’s look at ‘Our Maddie’ in the news.

Daily Express:

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Witnesses to what?

Police set to interview former handy men who worked at Madeleine holiday club

Not witnesses, then. Handymen.

Police probing Madeleine McCann’s disappearance want to interview two odd-job men who worked at the Algarve holiday club where she ­vanished.

Go on:

More than 130 employees were quizzed by detectives led by former police chief Goncalo Amaral in the original inquiry . They included the two maintenance workers who fixed a window blind in the McCanns’ holiday apartment two days before the three-year-old went missing. Luis Ferro and Mario Moreira were ordered to flat 5A to mend a broken blind in parents Kate and Gerry McCann’s bedroom around 10am on May 1, 2007.

Good they were interviewed. But why are they witnesses ?

Mr Moreira, who had been working at the Ocean Club for 20 years when he was interviewed, said he had not noticed anything strange in the days leading up to Madeleine’s disappearance and was at home at the time. Police involved in the initial probe reported at the time: “Nothing relevant or useful for the ongoing investigation came out of the interviews.

“Nothing was obtained from them that permitted us to follow any new line of investigation.”

So…

And there is no suggestion the two maintenance workers are in any way connected to Madeleine’s disappearance.

As the Express makes witnesses out of workers – and can’t or won’t tell us what they might have witnessed – the Star screams:

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That story is based on  very good work by the Sunday Times . You can read it here . Anyone interested in this story should read it.

The Daily Mail than asks the question we’ve been asking:

Why were Maddie suspect E-fits kept SECRET for five years? Images and evidence of sighting uncovered by private detectives were suppressed

And:

Months after the disappearance and after seeing Gerry McCann on TV, Mr Smith told police that he thought the man he saw carrying a girl around Madeleine’s age at the very time she went missing reminded him of Gerry McCann himself.

Mr Smith has reportedly since withdrawn that claim – just as Portuguese police have officially told the McCanns they are no longer suspects for their daughter’s disappearance. The couple have also won libel damages for false suggestions that they were in any way involved.

Numerous witnesses have also given statements making clear that Mr McCann was at his holiday complex at the moment the sighting occurred – which was at the very time when he and his wife started calling for help looking for Maddie.

The Mail then adds:

But shortly after Mr Smith told police Mr McCann may have been the man he had seen carrying a little girl, a friend of the McCanns said: ‘Look at the facts. This man sees an individual carrying a child on the night Maddie vanished. He waits 13 days to report this to the police, going back to Ireland in the meantime. At this stage he admits he has no idea who the man is. Almost four months go by before, after seeing him on TV, he feels that it could be Gerry.  The truth is that this is part of the victimisation of Gerry and Kate which has gone on from the very beginning by the Portuguese.’

Why add that?

Belfast Telegraph

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